One And Only Nitrifying Bacteria H2O-PURE 4 oz
Worked well--55 Gallon cycled in 12 days
I used Dr. Tim's One and Only on my new 55 gallon aquarium and I was able to cycle the tank completely in 12 days using ammonium chloride as the ammonia source. Great way to cycle for those wanting to completely stock a juvenille mbuna tank right after cycling. In my tank, each is a little different, the ammonia never showed a spike and after about 5 days I started to see nitrite levels go sky high (over 5 ppm) for several days. I did a 30 pct. water change, and within two days nitrites fell to 1 ppm, and then to zero. The tank now tests 0 for ammonia and nitrites 24 hours after adding ammonia to the tank. I strongly recommend this product!
September 16, 2014
Magic Formula for starting a cycle
My tap water has 0.5 ppm ammonia, so I needed my aquarium to cycle sooner rather than later. I set up a new 10 gallon tank for my single Betta fish, tried a different cycling product, and waited two weeks. No cycle. Then I bought Dr. Tim's One and Only and added it to the tank. Ammonia was 0 in twelve hours. It was like magic! It worked so fast that I didn't ever see the nitrite spike. It's been nearly three weeks since I used the bottle, and my tank is still cycled with 0 ammonia and 0 nitrites. Ammonia goes up when I do water changes, and the bacteria remove it all within 24 hours. It is huge peace of mind to know that my fish now has safe, clean water in his home. I recommend this product to everyone who wants to cycle their tank quickly and safely.
May 18, 2014
Great for new tanks, and new filters
I bought this in attempts to give my tanks a little boost, as well as start new filter i got.
i had an established community tank and added a filter to it. poured a cap of this directly into the filter (with bio-screen but not cartridge) for the bacteria to get on the screen,
Then i used some in my newly set up 29 Gallon Snail tank's filter, then put some in each of the tanks
I left the filters off overnight so the bacteria could colonize
noticeable difference in tank clarity before even turning the filters on.
I would strongly recommend this for starting a new tank, breaking a in a new external filter, or giving your tank a boost.
March 19, 2014
Does what it says
I used this product and my tank completly cycled in about a week and has been running perfectly ever since. All levels are right where they are supposed to be. Exellent product!
February 12, 2014